Listen to the peaceful sounds of a bygone era while natural beauty dances to life before your eyes in a scenic wonderland: it’s a veritable journey back in time as you travel from Vancouver to Jasper. Relax and discover the delight of overnight training abroad VIA Rail’s The Canadian. Enjoy first-class meals and awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies vistas. Spend the night in the comfort of your own bed inside a private sleeping room that includes a private washroom. From the moment you board, you’ll embrace the nostalgia of a golden era; rail lines trace history while whisking travelers through scenery far removed from the highway.
Day 1: Thursday, September 22, 2022 Vancouver, British Columbia – Tour Begins
Take a remarkable journey through the stunning landscapes, charming towns, and beautiful lakes of the Canadian Rockies. Your adventure opens in Vancouver.
Day 2: Friday, September 23, 2022 Vancouver VIA Rail
A city tour of Vancouver begins this morning at beautiful Stanley Park, Canada’s renowned urban rainforest. Then, continue to Chinatown, the waterfront, and Gastown – a turn of the century center comprised of pubs, art galleries, boutiques, and the world-famous steam-powered clock, perhaps the most photographed subject in all of Vancouver. Stroll picturesque Granville Island and its fascinating markets. Later, board VIA Rail’s The Canadian to begin your journey to the majestic Canadian Rockies. Relive train travel in the days of old as you are rocked to sleep tonight in your private accommodations. (B,D)
Day 3: Saturday, September 24, 2022 VIA Rail – Jasper, Alberta
Your eastbound train whisks you past the peaks of the Monashee Mountains and the stunning sight of Pyramid Falls cascading down Mt. Cheadle. Relax in the dome car as you experience the 360-degree views of the glistening glaciers of the Albreda Icefields and on a clear day, view Mt Robson – the highest peak of the Rockies! Moose, mountain goats, bear, and caribou call this wonderland home. This afternoon, arrive in Jasper, nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies at the gateway to the incredible Icefields Parkway. (B,D)
Day 4: Sunday, September 25, 2022 Jasper
This morning, travel to Maligne Lake, the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies, and enjoy breakfast* against the backdrop of the picture-perfect sparkling waters of the lake. While at Maligne Lake, you may choose to embark on an optional cruise highlighting the beauty of Spirit Island. Later, enjoy the dramatic Maligne Canyon, one of the area’s most spectacular landmarks. Return to your hotel with time to independently explore this lovely town. (B)
Day 5: Monday, September 26, 2022 Jasper – Icefields Parkway – Lake Louise
Monday, September 26, 2022 Jasper – Icefields Parkway – Lake Louise Set off for a wonderful day of sightseeing en route to Lake Louise. Journey along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway. Waterfalls, rushing rivers, glacial peaks, imposing cliffs and snowcapped peaks paint the breathtaking canvas — so have your camera handy! Enjoy a stop at the Athabasca Falls and marvel at its sheer beauty and power. Then, it’s your choice! Stop at the Athabasca Glacier and choose a fun ride* * across this mass of glacial ice which is over 1,000 feet thick — the largest accumulation of ice south of the Arctic Circle -OR- take a walk on the Glacier Skywalk to experience the breathtaking views of the Sunwapta Valley and witness the dramatic landscaoe from the glass-floored platform. Continuing down the parkway, be on the lookout for bears, furry marmots and stately elk. Enjoy a stop at Bow Lake — a beautiful crystal clear lake fed by Bow Glacier — for photographs and a walk along its shore before arriving in Lake Louise. Enjoy a stay at the world-famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. This evening, it’s Diner ‘s Choice…choose the perfect spot from a “menu” of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise’s great restaurants.
Day 6: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 Lake Louise – Banff
Today, view the spectacular Moraine Lake and the awe-inspiring Valley of the Ten Peaks. The jagged Ten Peaks are distinctively saw-toothed, standing out amidst stunning Alpine scenery. Continue on to the charming mountain town of Banff. Arrive at the grand Fairmont Banff Springs, known as the “Castle in the Rockies,” for a luxurious 2-night stay. This evening, it’s another Diner ‘s Choice…you’ll choose the perfect spot from one of the Fairmont Banff Springs’ great restaurants. (B, D)
Day 7: Wednesday, September 28, 2022 Banff
Set off for a scenic drive through Banff featuring the powerful Bow Falls and Surprise Corner, known for its picture-perfect panoramic views. Next, meet a local ammolite specialist to learn about this rare gemstone found only in Alberta. During leisure time, perhaps you will take a stroll through Banff s delightful downtown. (B)
Day 8: Thursday, September 29, 2022 Banff – Calgary
Leave the wonders of the Rockies for the prairies of Alberta en route to the Kananaskis Valley. Visit a local ranch for a line dance lesson and enjoy a wagon ride* * in search of buffalo. Then, delight in a traditional Albertan barbecue with beautiful views of the mountains in the background. Later, enjoy the views of the prairies before you reach the vibrant city of Calgary. Tonight, join in a farewell dinner celebrating the end of a memorable trip.
Day 9: Friday, September 30, 2022 Calgary – Tour Ends
Your tour ends today in Calgary.
• Motorcoach round trip transportation to St. Louis
• Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $449 per person.
• Round Trip Air from St. Louis
• Air Taxes and Fees
• Hotel Transfers
• 13 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners
• Fully escorted by Jane’s Journeys
Price per person:
A deposit of $1049 per person is due upon reservation. Reservations made after the deposit due date of March 15, 2022 are based upon availability. Final payment due by July 24, 2022. Deposits are refundable up until March 22, 2022. All rates are per person and are subject to change.
IMPORTANT CONDITIONS: Your price is subject to increase prior to the time you make full payment. Your price is not subject to increase after you make full payment, except for charges resulting from increases in government-imposed taxes or fees.
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